#1143 – God Directed

Good morning people who live each day for God

Some of the apostles had been arrested for preaching the truth about Jesus. The religious leaders got upset to the point of wanting to kill them – just like they had killed Jesus. A Pharisee named Gamaliel then made the following statement.

Acts 5:38-39 “Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.”

There is some sound wisdom and some very encouraging news in these verses for each of us today.

If what we do is just our own idea, it will fail.

We are not created to live a life that simply fulfils our own desires. We did not create ourselves – God did and He did so for a specific purpose. Our lives are not accidents or without purpose. That’s great news!

We are called to live a life directed by God. When we live a God-directed life, we cannot fail. Things might not naturally turn out as we think they should, but they will turn out as God intended.

And I love the last part!

People who try to fight against us when we are living life according to God’s will for us, will find themselves fighting against God. Now I don’t like anyone’s chances of winning against God. But this verse says more than that to me. This says God is fighting for us when we live according to His will. When God is on our side, we can’t lose!!!

So are you living life as God intended?